NNPHD Health District Surpasses 100 COVID-19 Positive Mark, Sets New High In One Day Of 11 Cases

WAYNE – As officials with the Northeast Nebraska Public Health Department Health District continue to test at a high rate, more positive COVID-19 tests are being confirmed.

According to a release from NNPHD, a single day record of 11 positive cases were reported Sunday. The new patients reside in Dixon (one), Thurston (eight) and Wayne (two) counties being four females and seven males ranging in age from 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.

Also, a correction from last Friday’s case total of seven was actually eight positive tests on that day.

As of Sunday evening, there have been 836 COVID-19 tests reported for people living in the NNPHD Health District of Cedar, Dixon, Thurston and Wayne counties. The results of these tests include 104 positive cases (Cedar – 7, Dixon – 29, Thurston – 54 and Wayne county – 14), 709 negatives and 23 tests currently pending results.

As far as any cases, when NNPHD releases someone from isolation the health department no longer follows them to see how they are doing as the report from the health department does not include number of hospitalizations or recoveries.

You can stay up to date with the Coronavirus situation on the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/. Nebraska DHHS has a COVID-19 call in line where you can get your questions answered about the virus. The phone line operates from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days per week at 402-552-6645. Follow NNPHD on Facebook to get the latest local testing numbers and results as additional information can be found on www.nnphd.org including the new Directed Health Measures for northeast Nebraska.